Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wishing for SU Top Note Die

Pin It Since StampinUp introduced the Top Note Die, I have wanted it in an unforgivable coveting kind of way.  Sure it would be simple to shell out the $22+tax+shipping and suffer through the interminable waiting for delivery.  But wait, my trusty red sizzix can't use that size die.  If I buy a die, I'll have to buy a new machine to go with it. 

There's also the Spellbinders Die(s) of similar shape, and in MULTIPLE sizes with an option to emboss/deboss.  Again, if I buy the die(s), I need to buy a bunch of accessories to go with it. 

Hmm.. that other diecut machine I have under the table.  What's it called again?  Oh yeah, a cricut.  And looky there's this cartridge with a similar shape.  It's time to spend more time with the cricut...


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When life gives you scraps...

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 punch flowers out of paper scraps until you get a "bunch."

 ribbon scraps that were headed for the trash get
a new lfie.

The polka dot flower was die cut from a really cute box in
the recycle bin.

Cards made with felt scraps

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I had a bunch of felt scraps (e.g. 1" x 2" pieces).  With my trusty old red sizzix, I die cut lots of flowers and here's what I did with them.

Monday, October 4, 2010

"Benevolence" Boxes

Pin It These were for church.   "Benevolence Boxes" eventually became "Benevolent Boxes."  Benevolence means to give money to a king, so as to curry favor.  Benevolent means for the good of others.  It was an easy fix -- whew!

Altered Composition Books and a Clipboard

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Notepads with Library Card

Pin It These notepads were almost the same size as the library card.  Don't ask why I have the library cards...

Baby Shower Cards (sized for group signatures)

Pin It Here are some cards that I made for several baby showers for guests who contributed to the group gift.  From the pictures, it's hard to tell the size of these cards.  Let's just put it this way -- for the envelope, I used a comic book protector.